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Page 14, June 1955

With Moss in the Mille Miglia

On May 1st motor-racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1,000-mile Mile Miglia, the first time in twenty-two years that this has been achieved by a British driver, and I had the very great privilege of sitting beside him throughout this epic drive. But let us go back to the beginning, for this win was not a fluke on the spur of the moment, it was the result of weeks, even months, of...

Page 141, May 2014

Material wealth

The pioneering Brooklands spirit that served motorists and aviators so well Last half-term I took three of my grandchildren to the marvellous Brooklands Museum. Quite apart from seeing its cars – including my beloved Napier-Railton – one grandson in particular is utterly besotted by aeroplanes and the Museum displays many Brooklands-built aircraft. The volunteer staff and guides are simply...

Page 32, November 1952

Sideslips

By "Balaydeur" According to a report in the daily press, those responsible for the 16-cylinder B.R.M. are now contemplating building a 4-cylinder car "to comply with the 1954 formula." I am glad that they know what the 1954 formula is going to be. I must confess that I do not. But then in 1950 I did not know that Grand Prix races in 1952 would be for 2-litre unsupercharged cars. Apart from this...

Page 31, April 1950

Sideslips by "Baladeur"

Some time ago, I remarked, in an unguarded moment, that one day I should have to write an article on "Racing Cars Which Never Appeared." It was a rash move, since, as I might almost have expected, a reader has taken me up, with the suggestion that "one day" should be now; in fact, that I had better get on with it. It is a large subject, and I can hardly hope to do justice to it in a short article...

Page 25, December 1950

SIDESLIPS by BALADUAER

SIDESLIPS " BALADEUR " AS-seen as I saw that a correapondent, Mr. G. Arnott„ and the Editor were discussing desmodromie valve mechanism in the: October number of MOTOR SPORT, it occurred to me t hat. to intervene in this dismission would provide t he oppartunity to get a couple or words in " sideslips " printed in Greek, which would lift-this series or articles into a very highbrow category...

Page 22, October 1957

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The Vintage S.C.C. Prescott Speed Hill-Climb (August 25th) 1926 Bugatti Vanquishes 1936 E.R.A. The annual hill-climb, when the V.S.C.C. borrows Prescott Hill from the B.O.C., was confined this year to Edwardian, vintage and historic cars. A pleasantly competitive and compact meeting resulted, at which scarcely a driver put a wheel wrong, if we overlook the...

Page 43, June 1955

XXII 1000 Miglia

Stirling Moss Makes History with a Decisive Win for Mercedes Benz Brescia, May 1st. The fabulous Italian sports-car race, the Mille Miglia, took place over the weekend of April 30th-May 1st, but preparations for the event began many months before, not only amongst the big firms whose aim was an outright win, but also amongst all the various classes, for the XXII Mille Miglia contained 14...

Page 37, April 1955

Continental Notes

With the European racing season getting under way towards the end of March, there was much to get organised and quite a bit of motoring to do before one could be ready to set off to cover the 1955 racing events in Europe. In addition to this there was an offer to be passenger to Stirling Moss in the Mille Miglia, an offer, needless to say, which was accepted (quicker than these words can be...

Page 99, May 1976

Super Cover

Sir, There have been numerous guesses about the cost of subsidising, through the good Lord Ryder, each unit produced by Leyland Cars, before they are offered, through the showrooms, to the taxpayers who help to make up this differential. Now, with "Supercover", you can take up Leyland's second year guarantee—the cost of which varies from £20 to £80 depending on the Size of the car. Is this going...

Page 3, September 1942

Racing car evolution part II: 1909-1916

In the issue of March, 1942, we published a long article by Cecil Clutton dealing with racing car evolution between 1895 and 1908. This contribution was so very well received that it occurred to us to continue this account of the development of the racing car down the years. Articles of this nature involve an immense amount of thought and research, and the author of the original was quite unable...

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